2018 Ford Explorer v. 2018 Dodge Journey

Are you in the market for a midsize family SUV?  Then you have probably narrowed your selection down to two choices. Two of the top midsize SUV models available are the 2018 Ford Explorer Sport and the 2018 Dodge Journey GT. These vehicles have quite the list of similarities which  makes them both fantastic choices when it comes to midsize SUV models. Finding the perfect SUV for you and your family can be a tough decision, and Century  Ford wants to help.  We will examine the different features of the SUV models to figure out which one is best for you. From size to performance to features, we will walk you through each vehicle's strength and weakness.


One of the most important aspects to purchasing a new vehicle is what features come standard and what features you have to pay extra to get. The 2018 Ford Explorer Sport comes standard with a navigation system, but this feature is optional for the 2018 Dodge Journey GT, meaning you have to pay extra for it. The 2018 Explorer Sport also presents the driver with parking assistance, which could help you move your SUV in and out tight parking spots with ease. This feature is optional for the 2018 Dodge Journey GT, so drivers will have drop a few more bucks to acquire it. The Explorer also has an available sunroof in some trim packages, but not on the Dodge Journey GT. When it comes to standard features, it seems like the Explorer Sport holds the advantage.

Under the hood, the 2018 Ford Explorer Sport has a leg up on the 2018 Dodge Journey GT as well. The 2018 Ford Explorer Sport boasts 365 horsepower at 5,500 RPM, while the 2018 Dodge Journey GT needs 6,350 RPM to get up a mere 283 horsepower. The Journey GT also needs 4,440 RPM to get up to 260 lb.-ft. of torque, while the Explorer Sport brings you 350 ft.-lb. of torque at 3,500 RPM. This version of the Explorer is also larger than the Journey GT. The width of the Explorer Sport is 78.9 inches, while the Journey is only 72.2 inches wide. The Explorer Sport measures in at a height of 71 inches but the Journey GT peaks at 66.6 inches. Which vehicle is longer? The 2018 Explorer Sport is 198.3 inches long while the 2018 Journey GT is 192.4 inches long.


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